MotoGP » Dovizioso on Ducati: The bad point is now

“There is not one big problem and if we fix that we can fight for victory” – Andrea Dovizioso.

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99 Crystal Ball. - Unregistered

February 14, 2013 5:13 PM

It may be a good idea for Ducati to get Stoner back purely to do some testing.If anyone knows what its like to push the bike to the limit its him.As Ducati found out when he left!
They may find his input valuable.After all,he is the only rider to have regular success on the bike.
Time to get the cheque book out me thinks!

jamie - Unregistered

February 14, 2013 5:22 PM

dovi seems very understanding right now, regarding the situation at hand, however, we shall see how long that will last.
not very long i think. maybe a couple of 10th place finishes behind a c.r.t will do it lol

Dario - Unregistered

February 14, 2013 5:25 PM

People hold Casey up as some Ducati god, but in his last year, he was crashing left and right on it, and the '07 title, IMO, was in a large part to Ducati's stronger engine, right out of the gate. Ever since then, it was a downhill trend, and I wonder if Casey would have had very much more success than everyone else on it in its current state.

Sam - Unregistered

February 14, 2013 5:31 PM

@99 Crystal Ball

You can't be serious!! Casey is the reason why Ducati is this way today. The same Reason HRC asked him to leave in a respectful manner. Have you ever asked yourself why Ducati doesn't at least try new engine? why are they so stubborn?? look at Honda and Yamaha, they try every possible thing to improve the rideability of their bikes. The main problem of Ducati is Money,they don't have Honda's or Yamaha's budget, but that doesn't mean they shouldn't trynew engine. People say Rossi was wrong, did Ducati at least provide whatever he&crew asked??? they didn't provide. It is not about who can ride it, it is about what Ducati can do to make it rideable by all. Look at Ben Spies, he is no permier class material, but he was damn fast on M1 because it was a rideable machine.


February 14, 2013 5:38 PM

The only way to ride the Ducati as fast as the other Mfgs is to risk life and limb. That is not acceptable. Stoner was smart enough to see the light and move on. Even though they tried to develop the bike to suit him, it wasn't near enough. He went from 4th to a run away 1st.
They and we know what is wrong with the bike. The engine takes up too much room and can't be moved far enough forward to allow proper balance and a longer swing arm, and they need to replace their firmware engineers with ones that understand how to deliver power to the ground.

99 Crystal Ball. - Unregistered

February 14, 2013 6:10 PM

Nice one Sam.You cant give an explaination for Ducatis utter failure over the last two years so you resurrect the old chestnut.Its all Stoners fault!
Dispite the fact that the guy hasnt laid a hand on it since 2010!
Pathetic mate.Try again.

LA-Xstream - Unregistered

February 14, 2013 7:15 PM

Makes Rossi's podiums on the Ducati seem like a greater achievement than people believed at the time given that the bike has been going consistently backwards...

Sam - Unregistered

February 14, 2013 7:22 PM

@ Crystal ball 99

I guess you were suggesting Ducati to bring back Casey?? for what?? Casey Rode that bike for 5 years and in the last year it was in its worst shape. Why??? because Casey could not help by giving feedback to Ducati to improve the bike. For exactly the same reason he couldn't defend his title and Honda asked him out because they realized that having Casey can do them no good. Casey decided to retire coz there was not seat available for him(FACT), maybe if he had returned to Ducati?? no way... he knew why the 9 times champion struggling badly on that Ducati.


February 14, 2013 7:31 PM

I'm sorry but the condition of the Ducati is the fault of Ducati Engineering. They have had good feedback from Stoner, Hayden, and Rossi. What they did with that feedback was not near enough. ALL have said the same thing. The only thing Stoner did wrong is lull the engineers at Ducati into thinking that the bike was not so bad because Stoner would risk his life to get results and did just that. At a very high cost.

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